I hopped on the train this past Wednesday in more of a hurry than usual, excited as one of my favorite bands Steel Pulse was finally in town. This was the second night that Steel Pulse was playing in Brooklyn and I couldn’t wait. When I arrived at Brooklyn Bowl the Organically Good Trio was just finishing their set. Founded by Slightly Stoopid keyboard player Paul Wolstencroft, the band had a nice dub vibe. The mix of guitar, drums and Hammond organ was great for the high reverb jam session they provided. The three songs I heard made me want more and wish I had arrived early enough to hear the entire set.
As the Organically Good Trio finished, the DJ started spinning classic reggae tracks and audience began to sway. More and more people filed into Brookyn Bowl and I was happy to see it packed for this Wednesday night, second show by Steel Pulse. Finally it was time. A full six member band walked on stage followed by founding members: David Hinds and Selwyn Brown. Two chords into their first song ‘Blues Dance Raid’ sent crowd into cheers and a full blown reggae party was underway.